Example sentences for: deflect

How can you use “deflect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Besides, taking potshots at Washington is often good local politics: Blaming a faraway caricature of the United States can deflect attention from shortcomings, or worse, closer to home.

  • But the WSJ points out that the pot-and-kettle aspect of the findings may help deflect criticism of Bill Clinton.

  • Her "listening tour" effectively reinforces the perception that she was dragooned into running for the Senate and makes it easier for her to deflect uncomfortable scandal-related questions.

  • McCurry's model is John F. Kennedy, who would fully engage with reporters, occasionally deflect a question with humor, and seldom--if ever--get caught out.

  • The plastic bristles were stiff enough to support the fabric layer under the force of vacuum while remaining sufficiently flexible to deflect out of the path of the knife.


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